However, to many in this country, there is no such thing as a bad war. According to Arizona Senator John McCain, the only problem in Libya is that we didn't hit 'em hard and fast enough:
Many people in this country, be they in positions of power or not, are addicted to war. I understand that McCain is a combat veteran and former POW, but that does not grant him the moral authority to continue to throw innocent American lives into the war machine.
I'm going to admit that once, not so very long ago, I thought it was awesome that I lived in a country that could kick anyone's ass, and found it even cooler when we did so. However, over the past few years, I have begun to question why this is so awesome. Acting as the world's police force swallows a huge amount of capital that could be better spent, costs Americans their lives, often in conflicts that we have no direct interest in, and makes us look like a global bully. And I have come to recognize the wisdom of the original framers of this nation, who cautioned against having a standing army (the Articles of Confederation specifically prohibited it). The problem with a huge military is that you tend to use it, even when it is not necessary.
So I have a response to Sen. McCain: this thing could have been over even sooner if we hadn't pulled the trigger.